Thank you FirstWire Apps for developing our official blog's app pro bono! Guess what! We blogged about it here: [ Link ]
We received this picture of our beneficiary children, with ❤from Akshaya Patra #Hubballi.

Could Monday get any better? :)

#ThrowbackThursday On a mission to end classroom hunger.

Madhu Pandit Dasa Anil S Kapoor Abhishek Bachchan
आओ करे Hunger का Game Over! Click: [ Link ] #UnitedByPassion
Welcome back from the weekend!
What keeps you moving this #MondayMorning?
For us, it is our mission to feed 5 million children by 2020. We blogged about it here: [ Link ]

Will you promise to support us in our fight against classroom hunger this #PromiseDay? Click here: [ Link ]

Atithi Devo Bhava: We had guests from LBSNAA this week who are out on Bharat Darshan! This batch of IAS officer trainees applauded Akshaya Patra in their visit to VK Hill kitchen. Details here: [ Link ]


Chords of Giving 2017 - a musical treat for a child’s promising New Year created a magical atmosphere for the audience at Phoenix Market City, Bengaluru on January 13. This video compilation gives you a gist of the event – the making and the final show.

Sona Mohapatra Ram Sampath

Chords of Giving 2017 by Sona Mohapatra and Ram Sampath | Akshaya Patra

Watch Chords of Giving presented by GIC – concert by renowned Bollywood duo, Sona Mohapatra and Ram Sampath in aid of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Chords of...

Working towards the betterment of society and seeking to resolve its pressing issues is among the noblest of endeavours. Our beneficiary, 12-year-old Nagamma, studying in Std V in Tarabanahalli, draws inspiration from her own background and wants to become a social worker. Her favourite hobby is reading and she likes solving mathematical problems in class.

Read her story here: [ Link ]
Donating to Akshaya Patra nourishes the children of the country, brings you a sense of great happiness at having done a noble deed and avails you 100% tax exemption!
Curious to know more? Read our blog on the subject here: [ Link ]
YOU have the power to make a lifetime difference in the life of young ones. Join our fight against classroom hunger. Become our virtual fundraiser now: [ Link ]

#ZeroHunger #SchoolLunch
Her favourite sport is hockey and she desires to also be a hockey player and play in the defensive position for India. She is inspired by Deepika Thakur, who became the highest goal scorer in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy, attaining victory for India.

Read our beneficiary, Sakshi's story here: [ Link ]


To the day when our CEO Shridhar Venkat addressed the gathering at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Initiative on #ZeroHungerChallenge in Bangkok, Thailand.

Here's the presentation he made!

The Mid-day Meal Scheme - A flagship intervention of the Government of India: [ Link ]
20,000 rotis every hour with our first roti making machine in South India! Thank you, Vijaya Bank for your generous support!

Seen here are Kishore Kumar Sansi, Managing Director and CEO of Vijaya Bank along with bank officials and Shri Acharya Ratna Dasa, General Manager - Projects, during the inauguration of roti-making machine at our #Ballari kitchen.

Read more: [ Link ]
Our minds and conversations are dominated by #UnionBudget2017 discussions this week. While we are at it, here's our pre-budget expectation!

What is yours?
Our folks in #Bhilai recently concluded their annual food festival with the theme 'Delicious cuisines from different states of India'. Guests had the opportunity to celebrate India's diversity on #RepublicDay by engaging their taste buds in sattvik pleasures.

Are you someone who was there too? Or do you wish to attend it next year? Give us a shout out here!
Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, our Vice-Chairman is on the panel this morning at International Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference. He speaks about public private partnerships as a way to scale significantly.

Deshpande Foundation #DDHubli2017 #DevelopmentDialogue #SandboxDD
Update: Watch the full episode here: [ Link ]

Tune in to your television sets tonight for Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa and Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa on #WalkTheTalk with Shekhar Gupta!
8:30 pm| NDTV
We listened to your queries and sensed your anxiety. We viewed your entries and appreciated your eye for photography. And now the time has come to announce the results of our annual international photography contest, Click A Smile 2016.

We are overwhelmed with over 1700 entries from 65 countries. Our sincere thanks to each one of the participant. And the winner is Md. Khalid Rayhan Shawon...
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